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Russia 'to alter military doctrine'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:49:16 GMT
Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. 
IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:23:10 GMT
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq. 
VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:52:25 GMT
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town. 
FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09:12 GMT
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online. 
Nigeria militants 'seize' major town  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:08:09 GMT
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC. 
Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission rejecting the idea. 
Ebola 'threatens' W Africa harvests  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:56 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. 
US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:56:27 GMT
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit. 
Uber banned across Germany by court  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:43:00 GMT
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work. 
Pakistan MPs hold emergency session  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09:27 GMT
A joint session of parliament begins in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation. 
Egypt police killed in Sinai attack  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:20:27 GMT
At least nine policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say. 
Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:04 GMT
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. 
Russian sex geckos die in orbit  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:51:57 GMT
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says. 
Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:54 GMT
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63. 
VIDEO: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:04 GMT
Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better.